Lob vs sand wedge

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One thing to rememeber is that there is a plethora of options for bounce, grind, and loft... for the right handed player. The left handed golfer has more limited options
 

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Very informative discussion here. Thanks to all. Regarding bounce, the CBX and CBX2 wedges all fall between 8 and 12 degrees, which makes sense if they are trying to fit "most" mid and high handicap players it seems. But I would definitely look at Ping Glide when it's time to replace. As far as swing flaws, I don't think I've ever grounded a wedge. My short game miss-hits are mostly blades/thinning and also skewed to full swings/longer pitches, although I think my wedge play overall is decent for my handicap. If one were to look at my miss-hits in a round and rank the parts of the game where they are occurring by frequency, short game would probably be third or fourth on the list.
 

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Guys, it's not about loft, it's about whether a wedge grind/bounce fits you.
Could you explain a little. I see that you have an exact 5 degrees between your wedges. "Wedges: Mizuno MPT20 48/8, 53/11, 58/12 Nippon Pro Modus 3 Wedge "

Why not 4 and 6 degree or 6 and 4 degree? Loft must mean something. Just asking....
 

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Could you explain a little. I see that you have an exact 5 degrees between your wedges. "Wedges: Mizuno MPT20 48/8, 53/11, 58/12 Nippon Pro Modus 3 Wedge "

Why not 4 and 6 degree or 6 and 4 degree? Loft must mean something. Just asking....
That's just an even split - could have gone 48, 54, 60 like some pros. I started at 48 this time because my PW is at 45 and is CB ... I wanted a Gap Wedge that was stronger in loft to go a bit farther so it would be more useful to me.

I wanted to end up at 58 ... this time. A 58 is more versatile for me than a 60 for chipping. I've gone 58, 59, 60 in the past. I still question not using a 60 at times. But need to get the new wedges out there and see.
 

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Just curious what y’all think - should high handicappers attempt to own/play a LOB WEDGE around the greens? Or are they better off just simplifying things and going no higher than a 54-56 degree SW?
I vote yes. That being said, I think most golfers do not really know when to use a lob wedge. It isn't only about distance.
 

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It all depends on how you use your wedges too. A lot of high handicappers would benefit from a fitting where they get fit for different grinds in wedges to help in different situations. If short game is a weakness then why wouldn't you want more help there?
 

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It all depends on how you use your wedges too. A lot of high handicappers would benefit from a fitting where they get fit for different grinds in wedges to help in different situations. If short game is a weakness then why wouldn't you want more help there?
Good advice and a wedge fitting would certainly eliminate some areas of doubt one might have.
 

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I recently put a 58 degree wedge in my bag. Yes it took quite a bit of practice to make it work for me. Recently its been very effective, especially in deep bunkers when I'm close to the edge.
 

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After reading, responding, and pondering on this thread, I have decided to start the season with the Lob wedge back in the bag and see how it goes with 52/56/60.
 

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